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Brian Hartley 12-11-2012 02:48 PM

blower wont start
 
I have a 5 year old Heil heat pump {only in use three years}. out side fan and compressor come on and produce heat. blower has a GE ECM X-13 direct drive motor. On startup the motor starts rocking or pulsing {moving} but dosn't ever start to rotate. I checked voltage on L1 & L2 120 volts on each.
Speed control set in #2 slot has 24 volts. The furnace has two electric heating elements for emergencies. Thermostat seems fine. This just started.
I replaced the transformer, wasnt geting 24 volts out.

joecaption 12-11-2012 03:52 PM

Bad Capacitor most likly.
That's what give the motor a kick in the butt to get turning.

HVAC1000 12-11-2012 09:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1071158)
Bad Capacitor most likly.
That's what give the motor a kick in the butt to get turning.

I agree bad capacitor. Make sure you change it out with same MCF. If that does nothing you've got yourself a bad Blower Motor

beenthere 12-12-2012 05:12 AM

X13 doesn't use a capacitor.

Check to make sure you read 240 volts+/- across L1 and L2.

If the motor is bad, that would point to very restrictive duct system, or moisture got inside it.

Brian Hartley 12-12-2012 12:34 PM

blower wont run
 
I have 240 volts +/- at motor. furnace is in attic and I found upper accces plug missing in the evap. panel, just below and to the backside of motor. could that affect the motor over time. I change the air filter regularly. air flow was good when working. thanks for your help. the motor spins freely by hand and tries to start, pulsing and rocking.

beenthere 12-12-2012 02:59 PM

If moisture got to it from the pan it could harm the motor.

Post model number of the air handler. Some brands did have a problem with X13 motors.

Brian Hartley 12-13-2012 12:56 PM

blower motor inop
 
HEIL Heat pump, model # FEM2X, the blower sits above coil {updraft}.

NiNe O 12-13-2012 01:09 PM

I believe that would make it a downflow.

beenthere 12-13-2012 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NiNe O (Post 1072385)
I believe that would make it a downflow.

Blower above coil would be upflow.

Heil/ICP is one of the brands that had some problems with X13s. Heil is owned by Carrier.

Contact your local distributor or dealer.

NiNe O 12-14-2012 05:28 AM

S o a b, don't see many pull throughs.

beenthere 12-14-2012 05:30 AM

Here its the norm. So that the heat pump and strip heat can run at the same time.

NiNe O 12-14-2012 05:33 AM

Ahh, here, .1% of homes have a heat pump.

beenthere 12-14-2012 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NiNe O (Post 1072780)
Ahh, here, .1% of homes have a heat pump.

Yeah, your area is a bit colder and for longer then mine.


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